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No. The current presidential succession act was passed in 1947. It replaced the act of 1886. The 25th amendment was ratified in 1967. However, the Lincoln assassination and subsequent impeachment of Andrew Johnson led to moving the Senate Pro tempore off the list in 1886 and farther down the list in 1947 since in 1865 the pro tempore was next in line and the pro temp in 1865 voted to make himself President by removing Johnson.

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Q: Was the line of succession to the US Presidency defined in 1865 by the 25th Amendment soon after President Lincoln was assassinated?
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